Posted in Concepts, Dreams, Quotes

10 of My Favorite Feelings

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”

Helen Keller

I love that when I come back to WordPress after my journey in the world, I feel enveloped by the comfort of the community. Chocoviv invited me to this fun tag, and I can’t help but join her! You’re welcome to join!

Posted in Dreams, fiction, Nature, poetry

Painting Landscapes with Bob Ross

It’s the imperfections that make something beautiful. That’s what makes it different and unique from everything else.

– Bob Ross

Last night, I enjoyed digitally painting alongside Bob Ross for the first time. His soothing voice helped quell any anxiety as he takes you away to a fantasy world of luscious landscapes. Bob also said that as you’re painting, you can create a story along the way. So, I will link up to Denise, author of Girlie on the Edge’s Blog for her Six Sentence Story word prompt.

Invigorated by the fleeting, fresh smell of pine, Mirela admired the radiance rippling across the lake during her morning stroll in the fields while munching on her croissant breakfast egg and ham sandwich.

Mirela vanquished her fear of unknown and retreated to the mountains, a dream destination, away from the noise and bustle of the city life she’s been in the thick of for decades.

The care of her sanity was treated with high priority during a tumultuous time in history, so the guidance of her heart has led her and her husband to this peaceful place.

She enjoys the quiet moments of checking out the woodland creatures scurrying away to their homes holding food tightly to their chest while hiking her way through the woods.

As she came back from her brisk walk, her husband had just finished chopping wood to add to the crackling fire on the hearth of the fireplace.

They walk into the cabin together preparing to drink a glass of delicious wine and feast on some delicious pot pie.

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Posted in Books, Events, Music, poetry, Quotes

Moments in December

“Topology is the science of fundamental pattern and structural relationships of event constellations.”

R. Buckminster Fuller
Image Credit: Pixabay

Partaking in the sweet delights that start with P
Peppermints, Prunes, Pudding, Parfaits
Relishing in a blogging sabbatical
Capturing beautiful scenes
Snapshots through my lens

Swimming in scholarly research
Computer networking class investigations
Challenging me beyond belief
Navigating among puzzling topologies
Sailing the network infrastructure

Listening to holiday live orchestra
Created by Air Force’s talented musicians
Looking forward to Breakfast with St. Nick
Playing arcade games and bowling with friends

Image Credit: Pixabay

Enjoying my coworker’s Secret Santa mission
A Russian gentleman’s favorites
Color black, Rock n’ Roll, Extreme Hot Cheetos
Playing music & games, Reading the night away

Black gift bag filled with goodies
Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033
Rolling Stones Circus Expanded Edition
Coffee-scented snifty pen
Terminator button pin
Gothic pocket watch

I write Leo Tolstoy’s quote
Inside a greeting card of a festive cat staring at a gift box
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

Image Credit: Pixabay
Ain’t that a Lot of Love – Taj Mahal

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season! 🙂

Posted in Nature, poetry

#OctPoWriMo11- Walk in Silence

“Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature. It will nurture your mind, body, and soul.”

Anthony Douglas Williams, “Inside the Divine Pattern”
Image Credit: ricardoreitmeyer/iStock/GettyImages

Walking along a dark countryside path
Path is dimly lit by the fireflies fluttering in the fields
Fields of moon flowers unfurling under the full moon
Moon casts a glowing light to lead the way

Shadows lurk in the edges of the streets
Streets are free from peacocks and dogs
Dogs sleeping peacefully at their owners’ patios
Patios are vacant from typical lemonade sipping gatherings

Dare I break the hauntingly beautiful silence?
Silence sliced by a soft lullaby?
Lullaby comforting my beating heart
Heart relishing at the sight of diamonds in the sky

Posted in Nature, poetry

#OctPoWriMo10 – Feeling a Feathery Rainbow

If I ever had the chance to feel the feathers of a…

….Dove, will I get to touch purity?

PURE
Pristine
Purified
Everlasting peace
Virtuous perfection
Immaculate cleanliness
“calming influence on the mind”

…Cardinal, will I get to touch courage?

BRAVE
Backbone
Enterprise
Determination
Valor, Grit, Heart, Boldness
Mental fortitude takes guts
“tenacity, resoluteness”

...Parrot, will I get to touch excitement?

BUZZ
Briskness
Energy
Enthusiasm
Buoyant exuberance
Lively effervescence
“animated vivacity”

…Chick, will I get to touch adorableness?

CUTE
Charming
Delightful
Approachable fluff
Lovable, cherubical
“stopping everyone in its tracks”

…Peacock, will I get to touch benevolence?

KIND
Blessing
Selflessness
Friendliness, good will
Relief, advocacy
Granting magnanimous
“generosity, compassion”

…Bluejay, will I get to touch devotion?

CARE
Faithful
Reverent
Warm, affectionate
Steadfast, consecration
Sentimental romantic
“conscientiousness assurance”

…Hummingbird, will I get to touch joy?

BLISS
Cheerful
Paradise
Glee, Encouragement
Solace in hopefulness
Triumphant beatitude
“felicity, euphoria”

Transience of beauty flies together

Day 10 – Touch-Clarity Pyramid
Images credit: Pixabay
Posted in flashback, poetry, Quotes

#OctPoWriMo5 – So Many Doors

“Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.”

Khalil Ghibran

So many possibilities to choose from
Caught in the web of analysis paralysis
Which door will be right for me?
Each one presents an insightful experience
Curious to know what’s on the other side
Seeking a cure to my indecisiveness

Tick-Tock… Tick-tock…Tick-tock

Can I knock on each one and see if there’s any response?
Can I peek inside and if I don’t like it, can I just pop back out?
What if I took some time to hang out behind one door?
Contemplating the consequences of choosing one door over another
What’s worse is if I didn’t choose any door at all
As I’m pacing in chaotic, deep thought,
I hear a set of keys jingling in my pocket
Aha! Which doors can these open?

Tick-Tock… Tick-tock…Tick-tock

Time to walk confidently in the chosen path
Decision is transformed into a courageous undertaking
One that shapes my destiny and gives me inner peace
Freedom to learn from the outcomes outweighs the risk of regret
Future is built from committed present actions
Tenacity and attitude fuels purpose-filled grace

Day 5 – Bop
Posted in Books, Culture, fiction, Freedom of Expression, poetry, Quotes

Freedom of Expression – Art!

Good evening everyone! I’m here to participate in Richa’s “Freedom of Expression” challenge! She shared some brilliant quotes about art, so stop by and take a peek! 🙂

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

Every Thursday, I will pick up a “prompt word” to be acted upon by y’all. You are free to go wild with your imagination and interpret the “prompt” in any way that you like – photo, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, quotes, articles or drawing/painting – whatever works for you!
In short, it’s all about you being the BOSS and choosing the best way possible to express and depict your understanding of the prompt and go berserk!

Richa @ iScriblr

It’s interesting that Richa shared this quote below! ❤

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.

Al Hirschfeld

I’ve been heavily sick for the past few days with a severe cold and allergies. My congested mind couldn’t really focus on anything too complex, so I decided to open up a steam punk coloring book I got from a convention last year featuring the amazing artwork of Brian Denham.

The box of Crayola crayons was just innocently sitting there on one of my shelves. 😉 As I opened the box, I relished a moment of silence as I marveled over the colors. It’s been too long since I last colored. I enjoyed blending the colors and developing the gradients and shadows of his “Victorian Secret Girls of Steampunk” Antarctic Press collection.

This morning I read a post on Riddles and Reveries called “Quotes from Anna Karenina”. I’ve only watched the movie with actress, Keira Knightley. It’s a visually stunning masterpiece of a tragic tale by Leo Tolstoy.

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I couldn’t help but write a short story after I encountered this quote by Leo Tolstoy’s character Anna in Riddles and Reveries:

“If you love me as you say you do,’ she whispered, ‘make it so that I am at peace.”

Anna Karenina

So without further ado, here is a fan flash fiction of the aftermath of Anna Karenina’s death!

Life After Death

Train’s blaring lights struck
Horn sliced through sun-speckled air
Deafening silence

Anna’s life flashed before her eyes after she threw herself in front of the train. Darkness filled her vision in an instant. She blinked and awoke to find herself flying between the branches of a forest alongside a majestic angelic warrior with scarlet feathers and bright purple robes.

She smelled the refreshing scent of pine trees as the rays of sunshine warmed her entire body. A flock of blue jays sang joyous songs as they fluttered in the trees. The morning dew of the forest floor bed sparkled revealing a faint green glow that extended to a glistening meadow beyond. She felt her warrior’s healing presence – a protective and nurturing force.

Anna felt light – free of the torment and the burden of the jealousy she harbored for so long. Her cheeks flushed with the color of a new born rose. She was no longer shackled by societal conventions of imperial Russian orthodoxy. Anna took a deep breath. She could finally feel her husband’s, Karenin, forgiveness seeping into her soul. Her skin tingled at the former memory of her lover Count Vronsky.

A moment of peace is worth its weight in gold. Anna no longer felt like a caged animal. Her spirit is free to roam and experience this new grandeur of life that laid before her.

Posted in Culture, Events, flashback, Music, Quotes

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 25

“There’s always haters, no matter what you’re doing. Whether they’re complaining that everything you do sounds the same, or it’s too different. I love DJing, I do. I love everything that comes with it; it’s fun and it’s kind of glamorous. I’m a DJ. I get the party started.”

Avicii

Merry Christmas to my blogging family! Hope you are enjoying your day! Thank you for joining me on my blogging journey! Taking a breath of air before I return to more festivities with family and friends! Nothing like the gift of the present! Today’s challenge is to post a song you like by an artist no longer living! I think about how the love of Jesus Christ has influenced many musicians in unexpected ways.

Photo Credit: art-soulworks.com
Akiane Kramarik’s painting of Jesus Christ, “Prince of Peace

Clifford Stumme, the Pop Song Professor, explores more about the meaning and background behind the song I’m about to share, “Sunset Jesus”:

“…he [Avicii] meets “Sunset Jesus,” an interesting character dressed as Jesus who spends his time on Sunset Blvd with street performers and tourists…. the fact that Jesus came to him could also be a “sign”–a mystical symbol that Avicii’s in the right place. He decides that it’s a good thing he met Sunset Jesus.”

Clifford Stumme, The Pop Song Professor

I LOVE YOU AVICII (Tim Bergling)!!! 😀 I danced to your music at pool parties while hanging out with friends. You left a legacy in the EDM music industry. I will miss your incredible spirit and will continue to love your inspirational melodies and beats! You were an awesome DJ! The crowds you draw at every concert is a formidable accomplishment. Rest in peace! ❤

Photo Credit: Brandnite – Avicii at Ushuaia Ibiza 2016
Avicii – Sunset Jesus
Enjoyed the lighted visual Mashup Tribute Ananta!

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